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KIZN child rapist gets life sentence

Crime & Courts

Durban - A man was sentenced to life in prison on Friday by the Empangeni Regional Court for raping a three-year-old girl, KwaZulu-Natal police said.

The girl was raped by Lindokuhle Msweli, 23, in October 2011, Captain Thulani Zwane said.

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When her parents realised she was missing, they looked for her with the help of residents.

Msweli was found raping the child, near a river in Ntambanana, and he was taken to the police in the area.

He appeared in court and was later released on bail.

“While he was on bail, he raped a 55-year-old woman in Empangeni in November 2012,” Zwane said.

He was arrested and denied bail.

Msweli was further sentenced to 10 years in prison for raping the woman.

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